Question of the Month: What is the Least Helpful Cliché Interview Question?

QOM_533X300_BlogFeatureWe’ve all heard stories about big innovative companies like Google or Apple asking bizarre, seemingly unanswerable interview questions. The idea is to challenge the candidate and see how well they think on their feet—however, the effectiveness of such questions often produces mixed results.  Most hiring managers tend to stick to the standard, cliché interview questions you’d expect, but these too have their drawbacks. Because the answers often sound like the candidate is simply reciting well-polished, memorized lines, you may not gain any real insight into their true character or whether or not they are the right fit for the job.

In this month’s poll, we want to know what is the least helpful cliché interview question. Let us know by voting below.

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2 Responses to Question of the Month: What is the Least Helpful Cliché Interview Question?

  1. Greg Hagerbaumer April 4, 2017 at 9:52 am #

    Thank You, I do enjoy these e-mails that you publish about the business environment. Keep the the great work. Also a shout out to the North Kansas City Branch that provides us with talent. They go the extra mile for us. Greg Hagerbaumer, Temp Air, Inc. Kansas City.

  2. Peggy Smith April 18, 2017 at 5:14 pm #

    I find your “Question of the Month” both entertaining and educational. Keep ’em coming!
    Hats off to Kim Guard and her team in Glendale, CA. Kim, Lindsay and Lisa have kept us afloat since January. We had some serious crunch times during tax season and they were right there with quality staffers to pull us through. Thanks Express!

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